I am still new to PD, and I am having trouble creating a new message "write filenum.mid", which I need to automatically save a midi file after recording for 30 seconds. I need the file name to update using information from an external file each time the patch is run(so that old files are not overwritten). However, I am clearly going about this the wrong way since pack has been giving me many errors, including "inlet: expected 'float' but got 'symbol'" and "pack_symbol: wrong type." I have attached my current patch - any advice is highly appreciated!
String Concatenation/Pack type errors
Why don't you use a message with dollar sign? Have a look at this:
If you do not know how the dollar sign arguments work, please have a look on this page: http://en.flossmanuals.net/pure-data/ch043_dollar-signs/
This works perfectly - thanks again for your help!